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captions paid for by nbc-universal television llo, everybody. wake up. it's booze day tuesday. it's march 6th. we're happy you're here with us. the fourth hour of the "today" show. >> it's hard to even talk about the chat with what is in front of us. >> we just got to wish a very happy birthday to the oreo. i don't know why, but apparently it's a big -- what's the birthday, you guys? >> it's 100. >> 100!
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i didn't realize oreos sort of morphed from different countries around the world. >> yes. >> they have their own little impact on them. >> well, they have a special edition. this is the 100th birthday oreo in the u.s. they don't usually look like that but it says 100. >> it sure does. that's the classic one. >> i can't even -- the rows of oreos i've eaten as a kid in my life. the whole rows. and then they fry them, put them in ice cream. they do everything with oreos. >> absolutely classic. the first were made at chelsea pier and sold in hoboken. >> 30 cents. that's it. should we do it now or -- >> driving me crazy. this is the one from indonesia. >> get in there. no. that is argentina. i want to try these. >> i like the big fat oreos. >> what is this, china? these are china. these are the, like, wafers. >> oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. i like the china ones even
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better. >> you do? >> mm-hmm. >> they're gooey. >> mm-hmm. so sad there are people in the nation watching this. can't have a little bite. so sad. >> that's great. that's a good one. that's a really good one. which one are the mints? >> this is from indonesia. this one, hoda. >> this one? indonesia? >> apparently it will clear up your sinuses. yeah. >> what is that? >> indonesia. >> that's not great. >> i didn't try the others but this one wins. i don't have to try. when you know you know. the u.s. is the number-one oreo consumer. i wonder how many are sold in one year around the world. please check that out on google. >> okay. >> ask your friend. >> let's wash it down with a little something. >> i can have milk but you can't. >> no. i like to eat oreos. some like to -- what do you call it when you go like this? twist them?
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>> it's supposed to say something about your sex life, how you eat an oreo. i just made that up. >> i ate them just like that straight out of the box. >> seriously, though. google that. i love saying that to people. google that. >> 50% of all oreo eaters they twist them and eat them separately. lick the inside. >> the favorite thing in my world. >> kim kardashian. a 72-day wedding. there was a big question about what was going to happen to all the wedding presents people had sent her. she was getting some flak for it. everyone wondered what is she going to do with all those wedding gifts? well, we have the answer for you today. she has decided to keep the gifts, but she says she's going to donate twice their amount to a charity. >> the estimated value of them. >> $200,000 to the dream foundation, a charity that helps adults facing life-threatening illnesses. >> if most of your gifts had come from a registry, i guess you would know the value.
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mine didn't come from her registry. >> if they didn't come -- >> yeah. >> how would she know? >> i sort of gave her a lifetime supply of my favorite -- she loves candles, so i gave her those huge kringle candles, the gardenia. >> oh. >> i don't believe in giving expensive, expensive things to people that already have everything. i wanted something she knew -- then i made a nice donation to the dream center in los angeles. different from the dream thing that she's giving this to because i know she's spent a lot of time bringing things to the people down there that are helped through the dream center. people don't know this. she gets flak, yes, but i happen to know on many, many occasions she sends clothes down there, all kinds of jewelry, she sends -- to the woman who are battered and in human trafficking.
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emily post says you should send every gift back. >> since the wedding was so short, it seems weird. i guess it's fine if you gave a gift and someone says hey -- she wrote a note. i can't remember the details. >> i haven't checked my mail yet. >> i would like to thank you for the generous and thoughtful wedding gift. it has taken me some time to put everything together, but i want you to know that the money for every gift received has been donated to the dream foundation. >> i wonder if she had to discuss that with kris because it is marital property. >> you're right. did you watch "the voice" last night? here's what they do on "the voice." it's on at 8:00. the deal is they take two singers of the same genre and they have to go head to head in a sing-off. it's frustrating because you love both of these because you like this kind of music -- >> two r&b guys. >> two r&b guys. the girl who started it
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yesterday, i think you guys remember, this is the song "rolling in the deep." angie sang it -- she sang it the -- do you guys remember her? >> yeah. >> so angie had a singoff, and this was amazing. so let's go with the singoff, you guys, and take a look at this one. ♪ forever's going to start tonight once upon a time i was ♪ ♪ falling in love now i'm only falling apart nothing i can say ♪ a total eclipse of the heart once upon a time there was light in my life ♪ ♪ now there's only love in the dark ♪ >> now you can pick and i'll tell you who. >> i would have picked her. >> she got cut. the one who made it, chessa, the other one. >> why? >> they said she was more powerful. >> i didn't hear the performance.
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♪ total eclipse of the heart >> i still would have picked the other girl. >> anyway, you're watching these head to head -- >> that's one. and then there was another sing-off, too, and this was for team christina. there were a couple guys. let's see if you can pick the winner here. a gospel singer, anthony evans, and a single father. ♪ nothing at all if it ain't you, baby if it ain't you, baby ♪ ♪ some people want diamond rings or just want everything ♪ ♪ but everything means nothing if i can't have you ♪ >> okay. now who would you pick based on that? >> they're both, both great. >> the guy without the glass.
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>> and you would be right. congratulations. >> but it's so exciting because they both sound so good and you're watching them go head to head. >> heartbreak, i'm telling you. but you'll hear years from now or months from now about people that didn't make the cut signing great record deals and maybe better success than the person that ultimately wins. that's the genius of it. >> it gives them a platform. what is this cookie? >> i could have never made it in the music industry starting out now. >> why? >> the world has changed so much. if you don't sing that way, you don't get noticed. >> you don't get noticed. can we just open this one? that one's green inside. >> that looks like baby poo. >> no, i'm not going to eat baby poo. i'm not. the top cities in the whole world for the best looking men. >> that is not tasty at all. where are they? >> number five is buenos aires. yes. number four is lisbon.
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number three, amsterdam. number two -- all right, you do live there -- new york city. and number one is stockholm. >> the sexiest men in the world live in stockholm. >> all right. >> good to know. that is really nice to know. >> book your tickets now. >> immediately. >> yeah. >> they were talking, though, about the best places for women and then -- >> they aren't the same. >> none of those are on the list. >> the best places to be a woman. >> the best place to be a woman generally is in iceland because it has the greatest equality between men and women. so there. >> i've been to iceland about three times. it's a beautiful, beautiful country. >> yes. >> nobody seems particularly thrilled to be there. i shouldn't say that, maybe. do we air in iceland? i'm just telling you the truth. they just don't seem like a very happy people. they're not, like, lilliputians. they're not like in the emerald
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city, we represent -- they're not like that. they don't seem too happy. >> the places where women live the longest is japan. women can live 87 years, beating men by seven years. >> but why would you want to? you know? >> they're healthier, too. >> they eat a lot of fish. >> the best place to be a mother, norway. >> the low risks of -- >> infant mortality. and the best place to be a lady of leisure, pack your bags, everyone, we're going to denmark. they spend 57 more hours a day -- minutes a day doing things. >> unpaid work. i guess they're being kept by very handsome swedish guys that have moved from stockholm living with them in denmark. >> this is enough. enough of this. let's go. >> the happiest place in the entire world. >> where? >> best place for a woman, best place for a handsome man. >> where? >> greenwich, connecticut. >> oh, isn't that sweet. that's where you are. >> because my neighbor told me so. kidding.
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>> it is time to bring up -- this is earth shattering, and it needs to be on our show. >> this is disturbing on a few levels. >> all right. you've had chicken mcnuggets, i'm sure millions of times. but have you ever had chicken mcnuggets that looks like george washington? somebody paid for this one $8,100 for that. look. pretend like the coin is facing the other way, okay? >> i wonder what it looks like the other way. probably not as good. >> it looks like ralph nader on the other side. >> anyway, somebody paid $5,100 for that -- >> 8,100, wasn't it? >> for that nugget. that money is going to charity. >> the weird part, the lady that had it and sold it, she kept it in her freezer for three years waiting for it to gain in value. no doubt. >> people will pay for -- >> but now what's she going to do with it?
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>> i don't know. >> it's going to erode unless it's in a pressure-packed something, put it on the wall, come in here. guys, you know, show you my etchings. this guy's going to go, come on over, baby, i'll show you my nugget. it's not the same. >> guys say i'll show you my etchings? >> you never heard that? >> no. i'll show you my etchings? >> yes. how old am i? >> what are etchings? >> that used to be the come-on. i'll show you my etchings. >> it did? that's weird. okay. anyhoo, it is booze day tuesday, and this wine is significant. because we've taken a test, a quiz, to find out exactly what type of wine is best match for our taste. >> this is called -- i think it's an online wine club. for wine or something. >> they asked us how do we like our coffee. do we like it with cream, cream and sugar, whatever. and they put that into the thing. salt and citrus, berries, mushrooms. >> i tonight like any of those
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things in my wine. they cooked up something for us, and we've actually been drinking it for three days. >> i know. >> never had a chance to get to it. >> i apparently have -- >> a citrus palate, which implies you like lighter flavors rather than oaky. >> let's try it. >> is that good? >> right down my alley. absolutely delicious. what is it? >> i don't know. they mix it up. >> it is a wine. hoda. can you go back to what she said about it, please? hoda likes richer, fruitier red wines that are lush, decadent, big and bold. just like she likes her men. >> i don't like being called -- >> lush, decadent, big and bold. >> i don't like being called big and bold, though. something about that. >> no. you -- >> all right. hold on. >> that's not the way you drink wine, by the way. you were guzzling just then. >> i was thirsty. that's good. >> mine apparently is called
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secret white wine. >> secret. from the columbia valley in washington. >> it's delicious. good for them. and you are drinking? >> red -- pamper -- >> valley in california. both only $13. sara's off shooting something today, so she's not with us. >> a big show. lisa rinna is in the house. >> trouble's here. trouble. >> she's returning to acting. >> "days of our lives." we have a little history there. we'll tell you about it. we'll be right back right after this. so every year my family throws this great reunion in austin. but this year, i can only afford one trip and i've always wanted to learn how to surf. austin's great -- just not for surfing. so i checked out hotwire. and by booking with them, i saved enough to swing both trips. see, hotwire checks the competition's rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. that's how i got a 4-star hotel on the beach in san diego for half price. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ hotwire.com
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actress lisa rinna has danced with the stars, practiced as a celebrity apprentice and dipped her toes in reality tv with her husband in "harry loves lisa." >> but the role that put her on the road to stardom was back in the '90s, she was on "days of our lives." and guess what? like sands from the hourglass, she is back. >> yes, she is. >> the return to her family. take a look. >> well, it was a little bit of
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a last-minute thing. >> you're going to be mom's partner? >> hey. >> well? >> you know, i haven't been able to get candace w. out of my mind ever since you asked for my permission to reboot the company. i missed my baby. >> i don't believe her. great to see you back. how long has it been now since you played billy? >> really 20 years. i mean, i came back -- oh, i did it in my 20s. i came back for a brief stint for six months in my 30s. and now i'm back in my 40s. now who does that? >> you. >> you. >> and why not? >> and why not? >> like a high school reunion, got to see all your old friends and -- >> a lot of people are still there. >> some are still there, and some have come back, about eight have come back from the '90s that i worked with, and they all look exactly the same. >> good doctors in los angeles. >> oh, my goodness. i mean, it is like going back -- >> you know people. >> it's like going back to high school and nobody changes. >> wow. >> is that a little weird? >> you know, it's -- it's weird. it's homey. it's comforting. >> do you have the same parking spot you used to have at the nbc
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studios? >> yes. same stage manager, same camera people. >> the crews rarely change. it's a steady gig. >> and i wanted to act again. i really did. i missed it. you know, that's where i started. i've been very blessed to do so many different things, but i really wanted to act. i thought what a great place to go back to. >> yeah. >> i love that character. >> did they ask you or did you sort of meet a producer and say anytime you're ready i'll be back? >> it happened because i ran into patrick muldoon, who played my brother 20 years ago. he was going back. he dropped a little bug in my ear. he was, like, wouldn't it be fun to have you back? i was, like, i never thought of that. we started talking and next thing i know i have lunch with the producers and the writers and i thought this is a great mom gig, i can work, be home by 6:00 every day. >> that's why erica kane did it. susan lucci. raising kids. >> a great gig.
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>> you've been in reality for a while so you saw what it was like living in both worlds. what did you enjoy more? the reality you had fun with. >> you know me. i have fun with everything. whatever i do. >> even so when you were a stripper. the woman has done everything. >> actually, that was the most fun i've ever had. i love stripping, hooking, all that. it's a joke. i just -- i love hosting, i love doing talk shows, i love doing the red carpet. but my heart is in acting. >> and you have options, which is wonderful. >> thank you. you have to, at my age, kathie lee? >> wait till you see what happens in the 50s. it ain't pretty. >> what happened to the character? how are you explaining what happened? >> two other actresses have played my role while i was gone. so i don't know what the heck has happened to her. i was in london, got a little work done.
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>> it doesn't matter in soaps. that's the beauty of it. >> changed my face completely, came back. i was working at a security company, and now i've come back. >> what's been the response since you've been back? >> well so far so good, but i haven't aired until thursday. i air this thursday. some fans are the best fans in the world. they'll love me or hate me. so hopefully it will be a good thing. >> like nurse callahan on "days of our lives." so many years ago you can't even find videotape. >> that's old. >> yes. >> we have so much in common always. >> and they had to close their thing because -- we're leaving. >> "days of our lives" weekdays on nbc. >> still to come, kristi yamaguchi has a treat for the toddlers in your house. well, online dating services can get kind of expensive. so to save money, i've found a new way to get my profile out there. check me out. everybody says i've got a friendly disposition
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still to come, olympic skater kristi yamaguchi slides into our studio with a new chapter in her life and something for your little ones. >> and your favorite designers
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we're back on this tuesday with more of "today" taking you back to 1992. the year bill clinton was elected president, a postage stamp cost 29 cents, and if you missed it earlier, lisa rinna made her debut on "days of our lives." >> yes, she did. >> all those things happened at once. >> it was also the year that kristi yamaguchi won the olympic gold medal in ladies figure skating. >> two decades later, she's written her second children's book. it is called "it's a big world, little pig." >> that's adorable. hi. >> hi. >> the book is great. we'll talk about that in a second.
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but 20 years? i can't believe it's been two decades. i think we have pictures to prove it. >> talk about somebody that has not changed one bit. >> look at you. >> what are you eating? who are you going to? >> i'm only 8 years old here. >> how old were you there? >> 20. >> what's it like watching those things from 20 years ago? >> it's kind of like, wow, that was fun to be able to do all that stuff back then. but, you know, it was an incredible time in my life and obviously memories of a lifetime. >> do you skate a lot still or any at all or -- >> for fun. >> for fun. >> my kids -- we'll go out as a family to skate for fun, but i haven't really performed in over two years. >> does the word salchow scare you to death? >> even when i skated it was my nemesis. that was the easiest triple jump and my worst. i'll take the flips that were
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the harder ones any day. >> even though they look perfect. your little one loves to skate, right? >> she started. yeah. my little one, emma, is taking lessons and kind of showing an interest. but who knows how long that's going to last. >> look over there. you wrote this terrific children's book, one before and came on and talked about it. this is the second one, which is adorable, by the way. >> precious. >> it talks about your character traveling to -- your little pig character traveling to france to skate. it's so cute. you teach so many lessons to kids. >> young skater, my first international competition, traveling and meeting skaters from other countries made such an impression on me. the anxiety, friendships, the differences you have, and this book is kind of all about embracing those differences and knowing a smile can open the door to new friendships. and we're really more alike than we are different. >> i love your illustrator. so cute.
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>> tim bauer does an amazing job bringing the whole story to life. >> what do your kids think of your books? >> they love them. they're the perfect test audience at home. i kind of get through the story and, i'm, like, do you guys like it? they always have suggestions here and there. >> look at that. >> 6 and 8. this is from their tunisian dance that they did. >> you know what, with all your accolades and all your success and all your rewards, how does that compare to motherhood? >> well, i mean, as you know, motherhood's, like, the top honor ever. they're the joy of my life. you know, it's the hardest, the biggest challenge of my life. >> harder than a salchow. >> exactly. >> your husband ain't too shabby either. he's back there. >> what a beautiful family. thank you for coming. good luck with your second booku >> we'll see you for the third. y not changed. >> no. unbelievable. up next, high-end fashions that go mainstream but just for a limited time. you go next if you had a
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time for "tuesday's trend," and designer fashion for everybody. that's right. you can have it all while not spending it all. >> that's because more and more high-end fashionistas are teaming up with affordable outlets. "today's style" editor bobbie thomas is here to tell you where to find those prize possessions. you always find them. >> yes, you do. >> these are finding everyone. that's the great thing about this. really excited about the spring collaborations. i'm wearing one. that's how excited i am. this is made by a korean american designer that is now the designer for the impulse collaborations at macy's. feel this. >> so soft. >> beautiful. >> i'm going to do something probably not so flattering but -- on television. there is actually a built-in liner that's kind of like a
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spanx. i have to say that's a nice little perk for, you know, inexpensive piece of -- >> under a hundred and -- >> under $149. >> i like this jacket. >> like our first lady, michelle obama. michelle obama wears gorgeous gowns. she's known for her draping. and look at barack checking her out. she's a feminine designer, and for under the $150 mark you can find a trench coat that's so classic. everyone would be into that. this great red dress with this crinkled fabric. and look at this spring little jacket, too, only $100. look how cute this is. i can see you putting that over jeans. even leggings with faux suede detail, i've seen for at least $500 or $1,000 in other stores. >> that's affordable as well? >> real affordable. under the price mark. >> you're hearing about this because on thursday this hits stores and marny is one of few designers like versace that
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people say, that's so marny. >> i've never heard of her before. >> a big luxury label. they're known for quirky accessories, really big, bold, over the top, a little retro in feel. this is something else a lot of ladies -- the pattern kind of clashing. i know i'm hiding myself. so you can see these great sun dresses with all the retro patterns. >> wow. >> she's really known for these quirky prints. celebrities are such a fan of this line you've already got girls like drew barrymore, rashida jones wearing this collection. >> wow. >> that's the less expensive collection they're already grabbing. >> that's great. >> this is really hot. i'm in love with these shoes. i'm really excited. >> speaking of shoes. >> speaking of shoes. >> i'm really a big fan of aldo's rise program. what they do is they take up-and-coming hot designers like libertine and you've got preen, another edgy collection, and
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also j.w. anderson. kathie, i can see you in these. >> classic. beautiful. >> what's great is all of the shoes from their designers are $155. and most of these types of shoes that are a little fashion forward could be, again, $500, $600, $700 in department stores so you can get these limited edition one-of-a-kind pieces of art. i know, kathie. come on. >> i'd like to see hoda wear these. >> these? >> where the heck do you wear that? >> i think this could be cute with a little back dress to make it spring and a patent bag. >> wah! >> all right. coming up next, knock on wood, walk on it, play on it. before you know it, your floor has a makeover. lou manfredini has that. good morning. i'm meteorologist chris warren with your forecast. taking a look across the nation. you notice a couple of areas of
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green and white. we have a system moving through the great lakes. another one setting up here in the rockies that will eventually cause big problems in the southern plains. problems in the form of heavy rain. before that happens, a lot of warm air, the yellows, oranges and reds showing we're tapping into that warm air. new york city, a high of 60 today. 56 in boston. 55 in d.c. and upper 60s and 70s in the south. in some cases, close to 20 degrees warmer than what you might expect this time of the year. thursday, that heavy rain gets going here in northeast texas, arkansas, northern louisiana. in some cases, between thursday and saturday, three or more inches of rain. flash flood willing be a concern. still, very mild, if not warm from d.c. to new york. the south with readings into the 70s and relatively mild in the
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northern plains and the great lakes. another system in the northwest, but friday dealing with that heavy rain throughout a huge portion of the south. the gulf coast states still on saturday, dealing with that rain. highs coming down a little bit, but 60s and you head up into the northeast, upper 30s and lower 40s. so still pretty warm for this time of year. then on sunday, we'll see that rain stretch from the gulf coast states to the great lake states. mild in the northeast with highs for boston in the 50s. 2:30 in the afternoon, a lot to do, and you've hit the wall. but you got to get stuff done. so take 5-hour energy. just open it up, knock it back,
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♪ knock on wood >> time for "today's home," and attacking your hardwood floors. they're lovely to look at but
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can take a licking especially if you have kids and pets. >> "today" contributor lou manfredini is the host of "how smart." he's here with tips to keep you on your knees. >> off your feet. something like that. >> something like that. >> whatever. >> lou is here. we're very happy about it. >> all right. so here's the thing. most people clean their hardwood floors by what their grandmother or mother told you to use. >> that's what they've remembered seeing. >> and this is what i did. i'm going to get down on my knees. my mother-in-law and my -- they used to say murphy's oil soap, which does a fabulous job. but then you need to wipe it on and wipe it off. what you have to be careful with an oil soap, it can leave residue. >> and you can slide and slip. >> particularly if you don't rinse well. and it's a lot of work. vinegar and water is popular. >> what about that? >> inexpensive. >> and green. but the vinegar is an acid.
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>> it dries out. >> dries out and eventually takes the finish off the floor. >> what about only water? >> only water is great. the thing is there's sticky stuff, especially with children, it doesn't get that off. hardwood floors are my favorite floors because they're the only renewable surface. you have this beautiful floor now that they put together for you. ten years from now when it gets scratched up, you can have it refinished and it will look just just like new. >> that's amazing. >> so this is a product actually out of colorado, but it's a company that makes the finishes that go on the floors. they have a ph balance system where you spray it on, and this mop i have in my hand, you squeeze it with a trigger and it puts that cleaner. with the microfiber -- >> no bending over. >> no bending over. >> i like this a lot. >> the beauty part is this pad is washable. when you're done, you take this off, throw it in the laundry -- >> put it in the wash. >> exactly.
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>> the swiffer. my favorite of all time. >> this is very popular. what a lot of people like about this, this has a little battery operated one so it's nice, you push the button, it applies the corner. what some don't like about the reusable mops, they're thinking i'm putting dirt on there. if you wash it, not a big deal. but for those concerned about germs and what you're spreading, these have replaceable pads that you take off and put in the garbage. >> and that's the cleaning agent. >> that's the cleaning agent here. the swiffer comes with many different solutions depending on what you're cleaning. this is specifically designed for hardwood. now you want to spend a little more money. >> lou knows his stuff, hoda. >> he does. >> thank you. thanks, hoda. a lot. this is the shark steam mop. >> stop it. >> very popular. >> it's a serious one. >> right. about $179, so a little more of an investment. swiffer is about 20 bucks, the bona thing $40 but this uses steam.
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>> which would loosen the residue. >> and it's just water. a lot of people use these steam mops and swear by it. what you need to be cautious, you don't want to overdo it with the solution because you can eventually warp the wood. >> uh-huh. >> to -- so you want to be mindful of this. so as you're working this and you work, the steam will evaporate and not cause problems. >> okay. we just have 30 seconds, lou. take us down. >> watch your step. >> thank you. >> this is a product by holloway house that is a refinisher that allows you to put a new finish -- if you have scratches and scuffs you can't get out, you clean and clean, i watch you guys on tv -- >> you did. not hoda. >> this is like a urethane polish to spray on. this goes on the end of your sponge mop, you dampen it, wipe it, go for a nice lunch, and when you come back, your floors look brand new. >> we like that. >> make sure anything on the floor has felt pads on it, not the plastic. >> made a big difference.
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>> they have self-stick, which people say that comes off, but this one has a ring on it that you hammer on and it stays put. >> lou, who's better than you? >> nobody! >> up next, demi lovato will sing a song for us.
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>> demi lovato got her start on "barney" and grew up to be tv's star and released "don't forget." while demi has had her share of ups and downs, no doubt she is on the upswing. >> at just 19, she's released her third album called "unbroken," and here she is performing her hit song "skyscraper." good for her. ♪ skies are crying i am watching watching tear drops ♪ ♪ in my hands only silence as it's ending ♪ ♪ like we never had a chance do you have to make me feel like there's nothing ♪ ♪ left of me you can take
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everything i have you can break everything ♪ ♪ i am like i'm made of glass like i'm made of paper ♪ ♪ and go on and try to tear me down i will be rising ♪ ♪ from the ground like a skyscraper like a skyscraper ♪ ♪ as the smoke clears i awaken and untangle you from me ♪ ♪ would it make you feel better to watch me while i bleed ♪ ♪ all my windows still are
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broken but i'm standing on ♪ ♪ my feet you can take everything i have ♪ ♪ you can break everything i am like i'm made of glass like i'm made of paper ♪ ♪ and go on and try to tear me down i will be rising from ♪ ♪ the ground like a skyscraper like a skyscraper ♪ ♪ go, run, run, run i'm gonna stay right here watch you disappear, yeah ♪ ♪ go, run, run, run yeah it's a long way down but i'm closer to the clouds ♪
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♪ up here you can take everything i have you can break everything i am ♪ ♪ like i'm made of glass like i'm made of paper oh ♪ ♪ go on and try to tear me down i will be rising from the ground ♪ ♪ like a skyscraper like a skyscraper like a skyscraper ♪ ♪ like a skyscraper like a skyscraper ♪ >> beautiful. >> thank you, demi. >> tomorrow, funny woman fran drescher is here.
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>> ha, ha, ha, ha. >> plus ten ways to get out of your house fast. ha, ha. >> funny, hilarious awkward photos. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com

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